Newcastle City Council is considering a plan to remove almost all school crossing patrols across the region as part of £70 million budget cuts over three years.

Lincolnshire County Council is considering a move to cease providing funding to its main attractions.

The Accounts Commission has informed Angus Council that it must be more ambitious in making changes if it is to achieve its savings target.

Councils in London have generated millions of pounds from drivers who infringe on yellow box junction rules as a result of poor traffic management.

MSPs are set to examine the payments received by election returning officers in Scotland following calls for reform of the system, which sees some highly-paid council chiefs collect extra substantial sums of payment.

In an interview with the BBC, Chancellor Philip Hammond has said he will focus on spending on new homes and transport, ahead of November’s Autumn Statement.

Newport Council is set to double the amount of council tax on long-term empty homes in the region as part of a wider plan to tackle the issue of vacant properties.

Liverpool City Council has approved plans to sell Grade II listed Municipal buildings as part of the local authority’s attempt to generate £90 million of savings over the next three years.

North east devolution could be pursued again amid reports that three councils are seeking their own deal.

Tees Valley has received the transfer of £15 million of government money through the region’s ground-breaking devolution deal.

A new report has warned that Lancashire County Council will run out of money within three years.

Childcare costs could ‘sky-rocket’ as nurseries await less funding for a free government childcare scheme, a charity has warned.

The Liverpool City Region is to benefit from improved bus services and investment in the local economy through a new agreement.

Wokingham Borough Council is considering a move to make £19 million in savings, which could means it will not provide key services such as lollipop crossings.

The potential cost to council taxpayers of converting all schools to academies is £320 million, says the LGA.


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